VIRAL: Yangon United players attack referees

A highlight reel from last week’s match between Yangon United and Hanthawaddy United has been viewed almost a million times, but not because of the players’ skills. Instead, the video shows Yangon United players picking fights with referees and getting kicked off the pitch. The footage comes from the General Aung San Shield tournament, held ...

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Stylish video captures Yangon’s cultural renaissance

Stylish video captures Yangon’s cultural renaissance

A short video released last week captures the beauty and meaning of Yangon’s cultural resurgence after decades of repression by showcasing the talents of young artists and...

VIDEO: Police swarm anti-war protester outside Yangon city hall

VIDEO: Police swarm anti-war protester outside Yangon city hall

On Friday, a protester calling for Myanmar’s military leaders to be prosecuted at the International Criminal Court was arrested outside Yangon’s city hall. A video released on...

Video shows Myanmar soldier planning Rohingya deportation

Video shows Myanmar soldier planning Rohingya deportation

Fortify Rights released a short video on Thursday that appears to contain evidence of a coordinated effort by the Myanmar military to drive Rohingya villagers from their homes....

Body-shaming yogurt ad sparks online backlash

Body-shaming yogurt ad sparks online backlash

Myanmar netizens are accusing the Thailand-based dairy company Dutch Mill of “body-shaming” for running an ad in Myanmar that promotes its products’ alleged weight-loss...

WWII-era tank discovered in Kachin State river

WWII-era tank discovered in Kachin State river

Villagers in Kachin State’s Hpakant Township discovered an American-made WWII-era tank in a river on Sept. 16 and dug it out with a backhoe. Photos of the tank have circulated...

‘Facebook is a toilet’: John Oliver explores Myanmar hate speech

‘Facebook is a toilet’: John Oliver explores Myanmar hate speech

Myanmar is the star of the latest episode of the news satire show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, in which the comedian takes aim at Facebook for its role in spreading...

VIRAL: Burmese guys playing sepak takraw ‘need to be in the World Cup’

VIRAL: Burmese guys playing sepak takraw ‘need to be in the World Cup’

A clip of six guys playing a majestic game of sepak takraw in a village outside Yangon has gone viral on Instagram, accruing more than two million views after it was picked up by...

Mandalay police investigating anti-UN, anti-NLD flyers

Mandalay police investigating anti-UN, anti-NLD flyers

Mandalay police are investigating the appearance of flyers around the city bearing the words “UN-Get Out”. The mysterious flyers were posted on utility poles and lampposts in...

Memes roast Myanmar military chief after Facebook ban

Memes roast Myanmar military chief after Facebook ban

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the supreme commander of the so-called Myanmar Defense Services, was banned from Facebook on Monday over his role in what UN investigators have...


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